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The world’s cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – lost one of their most effective champions on 11 July 2022 when Dr. William F. Perrin died at the age of 83 in La Jolla, California. He was surrounded not only by his wife Dr. Louella Dolar, herself...

News Item Prepared by Megan Kuo and Amy Tian of Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association, Taiwan   [caption id="attachment_375489" align="alignright" width="339"] Photograph of Joker with his distinctive lip gash as well as an unpigmented (white) healed line scar on the front edge of the flipper. Photograph...

By Gianna Minton (24 Nov 2019)   Background and summary   The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Scientific Council met from 12-14 November 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Its task was to evaluate ongoing activities and draft resolutions, decisions and proposals and make recommendations to member governments that will meet...

We decided that it was time for an upgrade of the Cetacean Specialist Group Logo. The importance of a professional and attractive logo has increased in recent years; a strong logo has the ability to convey to the world what the Cetacean Specialist Group is,...

Peter Thomas at the Marine Mammal Commission kindly forwarded the following link, which we thought would be of interest to CSG members https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-long/museum-end-world. Natalie was long active in the CSG, and many of you knew her and visited the unique collection of marine mammal material...

Written by Dr Simon Elwen, of the Namibian Dolphin Project http://namibiandolphinproject.blogspot.co.uk/ On the 4th of May 2013, marine tour operators working in Walvis Bay, Namibia, reported an 'odd looking whale, possibly a gray whale' to local researchers running the Namibian Dolphin Project (NDP). A few years ago,...

The Cetacean Specialist Group now has a logo!  The logo was designed by  Barb Taylor and Gill Braulik.  It will be added to the website shortly, and in the future will be available to add to reports and publications etc. ...

The Mediterranean subpopulation of common dolphins Delphinus delphis, is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Redlist.  As recently as 50 years ago, in the Mediterranean waters of Israel, short-beaked common dolphins were thought to be more common than bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus[1]; a conclusion that...

Dr Randall R. Reeves, Chair of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group, has been awarded the Species Survival Commission Chair's Citation of Excellence. The award was given in recognition of his leadership of whale and dolphin conservation worldwide and his exceptional service as Chair of...

In March of this year, a small panel chaired by Randall Reeves and including CSG members Barb Taylor and Bob Brownell, was convened by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to provide an independent scientific assessment of recent research on belugas in the Sakhalin--Amur region of...